Began working as a piano accompanist for silent films at a movie theater in the Flatbush section of Brooklyn while still in elementary school"
While in law school, taught English to high school students
Published first song, "Baltimore, MD, You're the Only Doctor for Me"
Admitted to New York bar
Spent summer as a counselor at Brant Lake Camp; met Lorenz Hart; collaborated on songs for camp shows
Sold song written with Hart, "I Know My Girl By Her Perfume", for $75 to vaudevillians Besser and Amy
Had songs used in "The Grand Street Follies"
Took sabbatical from law practice and was introduced to Howard Dietz as collaborator on "The Little Show" (1929)
With Dietz, wrote songs for "The Second Little Show"
Enjoyed success with "Three's a Crowd", a revue starring Clifton Webb and Libby Holman
First Broadway musical with complete score by Schwartz and Dietz, "The Band Wagon", starring Fred and Adele Astaire
Wrote score for the Broadway revue, "Flying Colors"
Had flop with the conventional book musical "Revenge With Music"
With Dietz, collaborated on the score for "At Home Abroad", starring Ethel Waters and Beatrice Lillie
Penned over 90 songs for the weekly radio series "The Gibson Family"
With Edward Heyman as lyricist, contributed songs "Seal It With a Kiss" and "Love and Learn", to the film "The Girl From Paris"
Wrote the music to lyrics by Albert Stillman and Laurence Stallings for "Virginia"
Initial collaboration with lyricist Dorothy Fields, the Broadway musical "Stars in Your Eyes", starring Ethel Merman
Collaborated with Frank Loesser on "They're Either Too Young or Too Old"; introduced by Bette Davis in the film "Thank Your Lucky Stars"; received first Oscar nomination as Best Song
Served as producer on "Cover Girl"
Composed the score for and produced the CBS TV special "Surprise for Santa"; purportedly the first 90-minute television special
Was producer of the sanitized Cole Porter biopic "Night and Day"
Collaborated with Ira Gershwin on the unsuccessful Broadway musical "Park Avenue"
Earned second Academy Award nomination for "A Gal in Calico" from "The Time, the Place and the Girl", with lyrics by Leo Robin
Reunited with Dietz for the revue "Inside U.S.A."
Again worked with Dorothy Fields on the Broadway musical "A Tree Grows in Brooklyn", starring Shirley Booth
For film version of "The Band Wagon" wrote new song, "That's Entertainment", with Dietz
Reteamed with Dorothy Fields for the stage musical "By the Beautiful Sea", again starring Shirley Booth
Composed the score for the TV special "High Tor"
Collaborated with Dietz on the unsuccessful stage musical "The Gay Life", starring Barbara Cook
With Dietz, wrote the unsuccessful Mary Martin vehicle "Jennie"
Began writing lyrics to his own songs; collaborated with wife on a musical adaptation of "Nicholas Nickleby"
Wrote eight new songs for revised version of "A Tree Grows in Brooklyn" (with new book by his wife) called "Look Who's Dancing", produced in summer stock at Stockbrige, Massachusetts
Final song, "The World Is Turning Fast" (with lyrics by George Balanchine)